Coal mine gas leak kills 7 in northwest China

URUMQI, June 6 (Xinhua) — Seven people have been confirmed dead in a coal mine gas leak Friday in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a source with the mine said. The accident at the Dahuangshan mine in Changji Hui autonomous prefecture, about 100 kilometers from the regional capital Urumqi, occurred at around 7 p.m. Friday, the source said. The coal mine is owned by the sixth agriculture division of the Xinjiang Construction Corps, a paramilitary organization based in Xinjiang.

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